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Posting Title: Development of best practice guidelines for sustainable boat-based marine wildlife watching for sirenians, pinnipeds, elasmobranchs, birds and marine turtles
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Duty Station: BONN
Posting Period: 15 December 2016 - 27 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 16-United Nations Environment Programme-71700-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Best practice guidelines provided to Parties on the implementation of Resolution 11.29 on Sustainable Boat-based Marine Wildlife Watching, aiming to ensure that boat-based wildlife watching activities do not have negative effects on the long-term survival of populations and habitats, and have minimal impact on the behaviour of watched and associated animals.

Work Location

anywhere (remote)

Expected duration

4 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The CMS Secretariat is seeking experienced consultants to develop guidelines as requested by CMS Resolution 11.29 on Sustainable Boat-based Marine Wildlife Watching, passed at the CMS Conference of Parties in November 2014.
The aim of the guidelines is to assist CMS Parties interested in adopting appropriate measures to ensure the sustainability of any boat-based wildlife watching activities in their area of jurisdiction. Such measures should aim to ensure that boat-based wildlife watching activities do not have negative effects on the long-term survival of populations and habitats, and have minimal impact on the behaviour of watched and associated animals.

Separate guidelines will be developed for the following broad taxonomic groups covered by the Convention:
• Sirenians
• Pinnipeds
• Elasmobranchs
• Seabirds
• Marine turtles.
In this task, the outline contained in the Annex to UNEP/CMS/COP11/Doc.23.4.5 should be taken into account, as appropriate for each taxonomic group and, if applicable, geographical area.

Depending on the expertise of applicants, several contracts may be awarded. Applications should clearly indicate for the taxonomic group/s to which the offer relates, and indicate the candidate’s relevant background and experience. Applications covering several or all species groups are welcome.

Main duties (for each contract) will include:
• Researching and reviewing existing national measures, existing good practice or guidelines or similar measures available in relevant regional and international fora, as well as underpinning scientific evidence of the issues of concern for the relevant taxonomic group/s
• Based on this review develop guidelines for the relevant taxonomic group/s, differentiated if necessary by geographic areas, with the following steps:
a) Prepare an outline for comment by the Secretariat
b) Share preliminary drafts with the Secretariat for comments to ensure the work is progressing in the desired direction
c) Submit a first complete draft to the Secretariat by 30 April 2017
d) Submit a final draft for publication by 15 May 2017

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Post graduate degree in relevant subject
Experience: 3 years of relevant experience
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English required

No Fee

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